Quiz about 9 for 10  Reptiles
Quiz about 9 for 10  Reptiles

9 for 10 - Reptiles Trivia Quiz


Ten questions about reptiles. If you get the right answers to the first nine questions, the initial letter of each answer will spell the answer to the last question

A multiple-choice quiz by minch. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
minch
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
97,477
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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1. What is another name for the Egyptian cobra? Hint

taipan
copperhead
mamba
asp

2. What is the largest turtle alive today? Hint

alligator snapping turtle
green turtle
leatherback turtle
loggerhead turtle

3. What type of reptile are the following? Glass snake, slowworm, and skink.

Answer: (One word)
4. This herbivorous reptile is found mainly in the tropical areas of the Americas. It has five toes on each foot which end in claws. It often has a spiny crest down its back. It can be kept as a pet. What is it?

Answer: (One word)
5. What member of the crocodile family has a long narrow snout and is found in Asia? Hint

gavial
gar
caiman
coati

6. What is the largest snake in the Western hemisphere? Hint

boa constrictor
anaconda
cottonmouth
king snake

7. This reptile is only found on islands off New Zealand. Hint

tuatara
hamadryad
skink
monitor

8. Reptiles usually lay eggs which hatch outside the body. What is the term that means this? Hint

omnivorous
olfaction
ovation
oviparous

9. What kind of pit viper is known by the noise it makes?

Answer: (One word)
10. The first letters of the answers to the previous questions spell out the name of a reptile. What is it?

Answer: (One word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is another name for the Egyptian cobra?

Answer: asp

The venomous asp was worshipped in Ancient Egypt. It is said that Cleopatra committed suicide by "clasping an asp to her bosom".
2. What is the largest turtle alive today?

Answer: leatherback turtle

The leatherback turtle can be as long as eight feet (2.4m) and weigh over 1900 pounds. As its name suggest its shell is leathery, not hard like most other turtles.
3. What type of reptile are the following? Glass snake, slowworm, and skink.

Answer: lizard

In spite of their names all are lizards. The slowworm is legless and has a snakelike body. The glass snake is also without legs. It has a very brittle tail that easily breaks off. However, the tail does grow again. The skink is a smallish shiny scaled lizard.
4. This herbivorous reptile is found mainly in the tropical areas of the Americas. It has five toes on each foot which end in claws. It often has a spiny crest down its back. It can be kept as a pet. What is it?

Answer: iguana

Outside of the Americas iguanas are only found in Madagascar, Fiji and Tonga.
5. What member of the crocodile family has a long narrow snout and is found in Asia?

Answer: gavial

The gavial, or gharial, is a fish eater. It is very timid and is not dangerous. The gar is a fish and the coati a mammal. The caiman is another member of the crocodile family.
6. What is the largest snake in the Western hemisphere?

Answer: anaconda

The anaconda is a non-venomous snake. It is the longest snake in the Western hemisphere and the heaviest in the world. It kills its prey by wrapping around it and suffocating it.
7. This reptile is only found on islands off New Zealand.

Answer: tuatara

Tuataras, lizardlike reptiles, are the only surving species of the Rhynchocephalia order. This order goes back to the Jurassic period.
Tuataras are nocturnal burrowing animals. The tuatara is on a New Zealand coin.
8. Reptiles usually lay eggs which hatch outside the body. What is the term that means this?

Answer: oviparous

Although most reptiles are oviparous there are some snakes and lizards that bear live young. Omnivorous means eating everything, ovation means prolonged applause, and olfaction is the sense of smell.
9. What kind of pit viper is known by the noise it makes?

Answer: rattlesnake

The rattles are horny segments attached to the tail. They are renewed each time the snake moults. The rattlesnake is not oviparous.
10. The first letters of the answers to the previous questions spell out the name of a reptile. What is it?

Answer: alligator

Alligators are found in two areas of the world - the Yangtze River area of China and the southeastern part of the USA. Alligators can be distinguished from crocodiles by the shape of their snouts, which are shorter and more rounded.
Source: Author minch

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